Ystruth Primary


Name Ystruth Primary
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address East Pentwyn, Blaina, Abertillery, Gwent, NP13 3XG
Phone Number 01495 290955
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 311 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.2
Local Authority Blaenau Gwent
Percentage Free School Meals 24.5%

Ystruth Primary School is in Blaina, close to Abertillery, in the county borough of Blaenau Gwent. Nearly all pupils live locally. There are around 330 pupils on roll, including 62 pupils who attend the part-time nursery class. The school has 14 classes, including two specialist resource base classes for pupils with social and communication difficulties. Around 28% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is above the national average of 19%. There are very few pupils who are in the care of the local authority. Nearly all pupils are of white British ethnicity. No pupils speak Welsh at home. The school identifies 26% of pupils with additional learning needs, which is close to the national average of 25%. All pupils in the two specialist classes have a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher took up her post in September 2016. Estyn last inspected the school in January 2011. The school is currently a pioneer school and is working with the Welsh Government and other schools to take forward developments relating to the curriculum and professional learning. The individual school budget per pupil for Ystruth Primary School in 2016-2017 means that the budget is £4,504 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Blaenau Gwent is £5,313 and the minimum is £3,665. Ystruth Primary School is sixth out of the 19 primary schools in Blaenau Gwent in terms of its school budget per pupil.